Narrative Feature

A narrative or story is any report of connected events, real or imaginary, presented in a sequence of written or spoken words, and/or still or moving images.

Narrative can be organized in a number of thematic and/or formal categories: non-fiction (such as definitively including creative non-fiction, biography, journalism, transcript poetry, and historiography); fictionalization of historical events (such as anecdote, myth, legend, and historical fiction); and fiction proper (such as literature in prose and sometimes poetry, such as short stories, novels, and narrative poems and songs, and imaginary narratives as portrayed in other textual forms, games, or live or recorded performances). Narrative is found in all forms of human creativity, art, and entertainment, including speech, literature, theatre, music and song, comics, journalism, film, television and video, radio, gameplay, unstructured recreation, and performance in general, as well as some painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and other visual arts (though several modern art movements refuse the narrative in favor of the abstract and conceptual), as long as a sequence of events is presented. The word derives from the Latin verb narrare, “to tell”, which is derived from the adjective gnarus, “knowing” or “skilled”.

Oral storytelling is perhaps[according to whom?] the earliest method for sharing narratives. During most people’s childhoods, narratives are used to guide them on proper behavior, cultural history, formation of a communal identity, and values, as especially studied in anthropology today among traditional indigenous peoples. Narratives may also be nested within other narratives, such as narratives told by an unreliable narrator (a character) typically found in noir fiction genre. An important part of narration is the narrative mode, the set of methods used to communicate the narrative through a process narration.

Along with exposition, argumentation, and description, narration, broadly defined, is one of four rhetorical modes of discourse. More narrowly defined, it is the fiction-writing mode in which the narrator communicates directly to the reader.

U.S. and foreign films

The English film title, original title, country of origin and production year are listed. Foreign-language films are subtitled in English.

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Collision at Split Rock

George Firewalker Carlson & Pat Eichner | United States | 2018 | 1:15:00 Facebook Two brothers haunted by a dark memory, on the cusp of madness, a rival for the affections of a beautiful woman. They yearn to expose a secret better left buried, for which a killer will go to any lengths to leave… Read more »

Nasty Piece of Work

James Ursini, Haesun Woo | United States | 2015 | 1:20:03 Website | Facebook Nasty Piece of Work is a neo-noir thriller set in the fetish underworld of Los Angeles. The story is told from the point of view of three characters: a lifestyle dominatrix, a Buddhist stripper/saint, and a conflicted private investigator. Cast Celestin… Read more »

Victor Goodview

Vincent Tuturro | United States | 2017 | 1:21:28 Website | Facebook In the Yonkers ghetto – on the outskirts of New York City – aimless-white boy-millennial Victor finds himself without a job and short on the utility bill. To make matters more- uncomfortable, he hasn’t had a bowel movement in longer than he can… Read more »

Crystal

Michael Sneed | United States | 2017 | 2:07:41 10 year old Crystal struggles to escape the world of drugs and violence that she was born into. She is about to be sold to a man in another country but escapes. When she is caught Crystal she is forced to choose between breaking a promise… Read more »

Truth or Dare

Urban romantic comedy, based on a Hongkong cyberspace writer’s novel. The story is about Alex had a strange illness of saying rude words when he saw the girl he liked.

The Price for Silence

Tony Germinario | United States | 2018 | 1:52:00 After the death of her father, a troubled woman returns home to confront the family who paid for her silence. Cast Lynn Mancinelli Richard Thomas Ethan Phillips Martha Madison Armin Amiri Dorothy Lyman Writer Tony Germinario Producer Tony Germinario George Stohr Andy O’Connell Lynn Mancinelli

Winter in My Heart

Yang Xiaoyong who works in the United States received a call from his father’s mistress, Bai Ju, informing him that his father, Yang qingshan, was seriously ill and told him to return home soon. When Yang Xiaoyong’s mother died, Yang Qingshan sold his property and left Shanghai with all the money he had, returning to… Read more »

The Spy Who Knew Me

When E.C.H.O. (Evil Clandestine Hive Organization) begins recruiting agents, the spies of the all-female agency U.N.I.T.E. must discover the connection between a diamond heist, an oil tycoon, and a top-secret military experiment before they lose themselves completely. The real world presents untold challenges for individuals with disabilities. So often when we see individuals with Down… Read more »

Single Palm Tree

Puthiyavan Rasiah | United Kingdom | 2018 | 1:45:42 Tamil with English Subtitles Set against the backdrop of the 30-years of armed conflict for a separate state for Tamils in Sri Lanka which ended on the 18th May 2009,  “OTRAI PANAI MARAM – SINGLE PALM TREE”   is a  striking film, spotlights the unprecedented destruction… Read more »

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The Escort

Bizhan Tong | United Kingdom | 2018 | 1:08:38 Website | Facebook | Twitter When Eric pays an escort, Veronica, for 60 minutes of her time he intends to use this opportunity to convince her to quit this line of work. But Veronica is no damsel in distress and what ensues is a verbal battle… Read more »